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48 Bible Verses about Greed

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Proverbs 1:19

So are the paths of every one that is greedy of gain: it taketh away the life of its possessors.

Isaiah 56:11

and the dogs are greedy, they know not to be satisfied, and these are shepherds that know not how to discern: they all turn to their own way, every one for his gain, even to the last of them:

Proverbs 28:22

He that hath an evil eye hasteth after wealth, and knoweth not that poverty shall come upon him.

Luke 11:39

But the Lord said to him, Now do ye Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the dish, but your inward parts are full of plunder and wickedness.

1 Corinthians 5:10

not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the avaricious and rapacious, or idolaters, since then ye should go out of the world.

Jeremiah 6:13

For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them, every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest, every one dealeth falsely.

Jeremiah 8:10

Therefore will I give their wives unto others, their fields to those that shall possess them; for every one, from the least even unto the greatest, is given to covetousness; from the prophet even unto the priest, every one dealeth falsely.

1 Corinthians 6:10

nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor abusive persons, nor the rapacious, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Thessalonians 2:5

For we have not at any time been among you with flattering discourse, even as ye know, nor with a pretext for covetousness, God is witness;

Isaiah 57:17

For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him; I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on backslidingly in the way of his heart.

Mark 7:22

thefts, covetousness, wickednesses, deceit, licentiousness, a wicked eye, injurious language, haughtiness, folly;

Proverbs 30:15

The leech hath two daughters: Give, give. There are three things never satisfied; four which say not, It is enough:

Proverbs 11:6

The righteousness of the upright delivereth them; but the treacherous are taken in their own craving.

Proverbs 28:25

He that is puffed up in soul exciteth contention; but he that relieth upon Jehovah shall be made fat.

Mark 7:23

all these wicked things go forth from within and defile the man.

2 Kings 5:20

And Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master has spared Naaman, this Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought; but as Jehovah liveth, I will run after him and take somewhat of him.

Psalm 17:12

He is like a lion that is greedy of its prey, and as a young lion lurking in secret places.

Proverbs 23:6

Eat thou not the food of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainties.

Ezekiel 16:27

And behold, I stretched out my hand over thee, and diminished thine appointed portion; and I gave thee over unto the will of them that hate thee, the daughters of the Philistines, who were confounded at thy lewd way.

Numbers 11:34

And they called the name of that place Kibroth-hattaavah; because there they buried the people who lusted.

Proverbs 23:3

Be not desirous of his dainties; for they are deceitful food.

Job 20:20

Because he knew no rest in his craving, he shall save nought of what he most desired.

Numbers 11:4

And the mixed multitude that was among them lusted; and the children of Israel also wept again and said, Who will give us flesh to eat?

2 Kings 5:27

But the leprosy of Naaman shall fasten upon thee, and upon thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence leprous, as snow.

From Thematic Bible


balaam » besetting sin » greed

greed » General references to

Micah 3:11

The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money; yet do they lean upon Jehovah, and say, Is not Jehovah in the midst of us? no evil shall come upon us.

Isaiah 56:11

and the dogs are greedy, they know not to be satisfied, and these are shepherds that know not how to discern: they all turn to their own way, every one for his gain, even to the last of them:

greed » Misery of

James 5:3

Your gold and silver is eaten away, and their canker shall be for a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as fire. Ye have heaped up treasure in the last days.

Proverbs 1:19

So are the paths of every one that is greedy of gain: it taketh away the life of its possessors.

More verses: Habakkuk 2:9-10

greed » Avaricious men, examples of » Judas

Matthew 26:15-16

and said, What are ye willing to give me, and I will deliver him up to you? And they appointed to him thirty pieces of silver. And from that time he sought a good opportunity that he might deliver him up.

greed » Avaricious men, examples of » Achan

Joshua 7:21

I saw among the spoils a beautiful mantle of Shinar, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a golden bar of fifty shekels weight, and I coveted them and took them; and behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.

Isaiah 56:11

and the dogs are greedy, they know not to be satisfied, and these are shepherds that know not how to discern: they all turn to their own way, every one for his gain, even to the last of them:

greed » Avaricious men, examples of » The jews

Micah 3:11

The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money; yet do they lean upon Jehovah, and say, Is not Jehovah in the midst of us? no evil shall come upon us.

Amos 2:7

panting after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and turning aside the way of the meek; and a man and his father will go in unto the same maid, to profane my holy name.

greed » Results of » Disappointment

greed » Results of » Family trouble

greed » Results of » Apostasy

greed » Results of » Folly

greed » Avaricious men, examples of » The people of tyre

Zechariah 9:3

And Tyre hath built herself a stronghold, and hath heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets.

greed » Avaricious men, examples of » balaam

greed » Instances of » The descendants of joseph

Joshua 17:14-18

And the children of Joseph spoke to Joshua, saying, Why hast thou given me as inheritance one lot and one portion, seeing I am a great people, forasmuch as Jehovah has blessed me hitherto? And Joshua said unto them, If thou art a great people, then get thee up to the wood, and cut down for thyself there in the land of the Perizzites and of the giants, if the hill-country of Ephraim is too narrow for thee. And the children of Joseph said, The hill-country will not be enough for us; and all the Canaanites that dwell in the land of the valley have chariots of iron, those that are of Beth-shean and its dependent villages, and those that are in the valley of Jizreel. read more.
And Joshua spoke to the house of Joseph, to Ephraim and to Manasseh, saying, Thou art a great people, and hast great power: thou shalt not have one lot only, but the hill-country shall be thine, as it is a wood, thou shalt cut it down, and its outgoings shall be thine; for thou shalt dispossess the Canaanites, though they have iron chariots; for they are powerful.

greed » Avaricious men, examples of » The masters of the philippian damsel

Acts 16:19

And her masters, seeing that the hope of their gains was gone, having seized Paul and Silas, dragged them into the market before the magistrates;

greed » Avaricious men, examples of » Governor felix

Acts 24:26

hoping at the same time that money would be given him by Paul: wherefore also he sent for him the oftener and communed with him.

greed » Results of » Misery

James 5:3

Your gold and silver is eaten away, and their canker shall be for a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as fire. Ye have heaped up treasure in the last days.

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Judas » greed » Protest » Breaking » Ointment

John 12:4-6

One of his disciples therefore, Judas son of Simon, Iscariote, who was about to deliver him up, says, Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor? But he said this, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief and had the bag, and carried what was put into it.

Judas » greed » His apostasy

Judas (jude) » Surnamed "iscariot." » greed » By his bargaining to betray jesus for a sum of money

John 13:2

And during supper, the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas son of Simon, Iscariote, that he should deliver him up,

Matthew 26:14-16

Then one of the twelve, he who was called Judas Iscariote, went to the chief priests and said, What are ye willing to give me, and I will deliver him up to you? And they appointed to him thirty pieces of silver. And from that time he sought a good opportunity that he might deliver him up.

Mark 14:10-11

And Judas Iscariote, one of the twelve, went away to the chief priests that he might deliver him up to them; and they, when they heard it, rejoiced, and promised him to give money. And he sought how he could opportunely deliver him up.

Luke 22:3-6

And Satan entered into Judas, who was surnamed Iscariote, being of the number of the twelve. And he went away and spoke with the chief priests and captains as to how he should deliver him up to them. And they were rejoiced, and agreed to give him money. read more.
And he came to an agreement to do it, and sought an opportunity to deliver him up to them away from the crowd.

Repression of evil » Seven evils to be repressed » greed

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Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » greed

Topics on Greed

Greed, Believers' Response To

20;28;6

Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse, double in ways, though he be rich.

Greed, Condemnation Of

19;10;3

For the wicked boasteth of his soul's desire, and he blesseth the covetous; he contemneth Jehovah.

The Misery Of Greed

20;1;19

So are the paths of every one that is greedy of gain: it taketh away the life of its possessors.